- 1C peeled and chopped raw beets…about one small beet
- 1C frozen strawberries, blueberries, or mixed berries
- 1 peeled and frozen banana
- 1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds, hempseed, or ground flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2tsp honey to make smoothie taste sweeter
- 1/2C milk or unsweetened dairy free milk
- 1/4 C Greek yogurt
Remove the leaves from the beet. Peel it with a vegetable peeler. Cut into small chunks. Add to the blender.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
It may take a bit more blending than usual to get all the beet bits finely blended, especially if you don;t have a high-powered blender such as Vitamix or Blend-tec…or like me, don’t want to spend the money on one and don’t want it to take up that much valuable counter space…
If you’re not using a blender that you seriously had to think hard about buying, first grate your beets instead of cutting them into chunks. This will make blending your smoothie together much easier.
Another option would be to use cooked beets, which you can find in the produce section of most grocery stores these days…
It may take a bit more blending than usual to get all the beet bits finely blended.
Add the other “stuff.”
Cover the blender. Blend until smooth.
Taste the smoothie and see if is sweet enough. If not, add more fruit, sugar or sugar substitute, or honey.